Reference

Study Design

Description

Study Group (N)

Comparison Group (N)a

Donovan et al., 1983, 1984

Case-control

Australian study of cases of congenital anomalies in children born (1969–1979), compared to infants born without anomalies for association with paternal Vietnam service

8,517

8,517

OTHER VIETNAM-VETERANS’ STUDIES

Other New Vietnam-Veterans’ Studies

Kim H-A et al., 2003

Cohort

Immunotoxicologic effects of Agent Orange exposure on Korean Vietnam veterans

51 (24 Veterans–patient; 27 veterans–normal)

36

Kim J-S et al., 2003

Cross–sectional

Agent Orange exposure and Korean Vietnam veterans

1,224

154

Mo et al., 2002

Cohort

Skin and general disease patterns among Korean Vietnam veterans

332

None

Other Vietnam Veterans Studies Reviewed in Update 1998

Chinh et al., 1996

Cohort

Study of antinuclear antibodies and sperm autoantibodies among Vietnamese veterans who served 5–10 years in a “dioxin-sprayed zone”

25

63 age-matched controls; 36 additional male controls

a The dash (—) indicates the comparison group is based on a population (e.g., US white males, country rates), with details given in the text for specifics of the actual population.

ABBREVIATIONS: 2,4,5-T, 2,4,5-trichlorophenoxyacetic; AFHS, Air Force Health Study; CDC, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; CDVA, Commonwealth Department of Veterans’ Affairs; HD, Hodgkin’s disease; MVA, mother vehicle accidents; NIOSH, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health; NHL, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma; NMES; National Medical Expenditure Survey; PTSD, posttraumatic stress disorder; SMR, standardized mortality ratio; STS, soft-tissue sarcoma; TCDD, 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin; Update 2000, Veterans and Agent Orange: Update 2000 (IOM, 2001); Update 1998, Veterans and Agent Orange: Update 1998 (IOM, 1998); Update 1996, Veterans and Agent Orange: Update 1996 (IOM, 1996); and VAO, Veterans and Agent Orange: Health Effects of Herbicides Used in Vietnam (IOM, 1994).



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